Our church, and individuals from other churches contributed food and a lot of clothing and household items. I would like to mention Debbie. Debbie responded to POBLO’s appeal to help this family. She wanted her young boys to experience the gift of giving. Debbie was beyond generous when it came to all the things she bought to help Abraham’s family. And she and her boys had the joy of meeting the family, and giving her gifts. To me, It was like the Thanksgiving story. American Christians coming alongside the arriving Syrian refugees could be the new Thanksgiving story. In all its locations, POBLO Ministries is helping to make a re-creation of the Thanksgiving story possible. These refugees are needy. Some food, some clothing, and basic household items can mean a lot. What can mean even more, however, is your friendship. In each of its locations, through its missionaries, POBLO is making it possible for you to do what Debbie and her family did, re-create Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, but also Christmas, will give opportunity to meet, to give, and to love a family. Even the small things you can contribute would mean a lot. The story of the Indians and the Pilgrims involved food. And so will be your Thanksgiving adventure with a Syrian family. Just look at the food that I was served by Abraham’s family. Giving, sharing, and caring. Now that’s a real Thanksgiving!
If you or your church would like to help a Syrian refugee family in your area, please call the POBLO office, and we will try and connect you with a family who could use your help and friendship. Please call us at 586-477-1530